Friday, April 18, 2008

One more from the Pope

Having just finished reading the Pope's address to the Bishops, I was left with the vague hope that the following is seen in bulletins and heard in homilies far and wide this weekend:

Time spent in prayer is never wasted, however urgent the duties that press upon us from every side. Adoration of Christ our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament prolongs and intensifies the union with him that is established through the Eucharistic celebration (cf. Sacramentum Caritatis, 66). Contemplation of the mysteries of the Rosary releases all their saving power and it conforms, unites and consecrates us to Jesus Christ (cf. Rosarium Virginis Mariae, 11, 15). Fidelity to the Liturgy of the Hours ensures that the whole of our day is sanctified and it continually reminds us of the need to remain focused on doing God's work, however many pressures and distractions may arise from the task at hand.

While addressed to the Bishops, it is most surely a message that applies to each and every one of us. Yes, you're busy. When you find me something you have to do that's more important than God, you let me know, 'kay?